Loghurst Historic Farm Museum in Canfield Township has been bustling with activity this week as Scouts from Troop 46 in Boardman work on several projects. Each project is under the direction of one Scout who is going after his Eagle award.
The first is Cory Winebold, a senior at Boardman High School. His Eagle project is to redo the garden beds around the historic farm.
"He is redoing the flower beds to represent the German heritage of Loghurst's early families," said Shelley Winebold, Cory's mom.
Photos by J.T. Whitehouse, Town Crier
Boardman Troop 46 Boy Scouts Matt Stark and Brandon Ciavarella work the flower and herb beds at Loghurst Museum to help a fellow scout with his Eagle award. Stark will also be doing a project in the coming months at the historic Loghurst farm.
She said Cory has had to do a lot of research to determine what would have been in an early American garden. He will be fixing up both flower and herb gardens and then will label each plant.
Cory has the assistance of other Troop 46 members including Marcus Masello, a junior at Boardman High School and an Eagle Award earner.
"When I was looking for an Eagle project, I asked Marcus who had done the historic signage at Loghurst as his Eagle award," Cory said.
Through that conversation Cory found out Loghurst had a long list of potential projects a Scout could use. He approached the Canfield Heritage Foundation and talked to the board Secretary Gayle Wanamaker, who offered the list. Cory then selected the garden restorations.
Cory was accompanied by fellow Troop 46 scout Matt Stark, a sophomore at Boardman High School. He, too, was looking for a project and selected one that fit with his passion of working with wood.
"I will be building an authentic farm gate," Stark said. "I like working with wood."
He is in the planning stages right now and is awaiting approval for the project. He said it will involve replacing a 12-foot gate with two six-foot gates, each done in the style of the original that is sitting behind the barn. He checked it out with foundation member Lee Sandstrom on Friday and was given tips on what it should look like.
Each of the Troop 46 projects will enhance the farm and give visitors a better education on what farm life was like during the early days before the Civil War.